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New guides incoming (Radarr, Minecraft Server, ZNC)

I have received a few requests both in the comments and on Reddit to do some more user guides, I generally do guides for apps I use as I have the opportunity to figure out issues, that being said if there are any specific Docker images you want to see guides for let me know in the comments below. Ideally these should be for Docker containers with good documentation such as the ones from Linux|Server.

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  1. Alok Alok

    Would ❤️ to see a guide on setting up MySQL on Docker.

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      This is definitely possible, looks fairly straight forward.

  2. Alfred Alfred

    Can you make a guide on setting up MySQL & spotweb in docker?
    also a guide for tvheadend and the setup for a hdhomerun & oscam.
    keep up the good work and many thanks.

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      I used to run Spotweb on my 412+ I remember it being a pain to install, I didn’t even consider looking for a Docker version! Sounds like one for the list..

      • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

        I have had a play around with Spotweb today and got it working (so far) its just doing its initial pull of spots only 6 years of them to go! I will then need to figure out how you do automatic updates.

        One thing to note is that I am currently using the Synology built in mySQL server as it just works!

  3. Alfred Alfred

    super, but it must also, I think mysql of docker, I believe version 6.5.30.
    In step 2 of spotweb you see this:
    The database needs to be created and you need to have an user account and password for this database.
    if I log in with putty sudo su –
    and then try to login to the msql docker folder via: docker exec -it linux server mysql mysql -p I must enter a password and that’s wrong, I see: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root ‘@’ localhost ‘(using password: YES), the intention seems to me that if you are logged in you can create a database with the following comando`s: Install a MySQL docker with parameter MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD
    Create spotweb user with password spotweb, give permissions and create db:
    • CREATE USER ‘spotweb’ @ ‘localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘spotweb;
    • CREATE USER ‘spotweb’ @ ‘%’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘spotweb;
    • GRANT ALL ON * TO ‘spotweb’ @ ‘localhost.’;
    • GRANT ALL ON * TO ‘spotweb’ @ ‘%’.;
    • CREATE DATABASE spotweb;
    at least that should work but not because I’m stuck in putty.

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      In my quick play around I just used the built in MariaDB and phpMyAdmin settings, using this container

      I didnt follow the guide exactly, I created the spotweb database via phpMyAdmin then started the container, it took around 10 minutes to setup all the tables. You are not able to access spotweb as the install script refuses to open.. so you stop the container and delete the config files created in the folder specificied when you setup.. then restart the container and you will be able to access the spotweb installation interface… you add the db settings back in and choose your other options and you should be good to go…. going from memory here though!

      • Alfred Alfred

        super thanks for the info and al the work.

  4. Craig Lambert Craig Lambert

    I would love to see a tutorial on getting NGINX to work in Docker on a Synology NAS. I’m struggling at the moment getting it to run. I’m looking to enable a Reverse Proxy so I can safely access SAB, Sonarr, Radarr, PlexPy, and Deluge via a direct internet connection. Right now I can access these apps if I VPN in but it’s an extra step. I’m not sure if it’s something you’d be up for or not but it does seem to fit in the mold of what you are doing here.

    • Craig Lambert Craig Lambert

      So I have since discovered the reverse proxy within the Synology NAS. This is all I need. Just need to figure out the authentication piece now.

  5. Bart Bart

    I would love to see a tutorial for Spotweb and Auto-Sub Bootstrap Bill!

    Thank you from the Netherlands for the clearly, defined explanations. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  6. Alfred Alfred

    look in your synology, i have sonarr radarr nzbget hydra cp enz enabled, simply choose for localhost,(link it to your certificate b.v.

    • Craig Lambert Craig Lambert

      I’m assuming you mean the built in reverse proxy. Yeah, I just found that. What method do you use to authenticate the apps? Do you use the built in password method within Sonarr or is there something better? I was reading some and stumbled across .htaccess but I’m not sure it’ll work like I want in Docker.

  7. Mitchell Mitchell

    Thanks for the guides so far! Would you be able to do a docker guide for Plex in the future?

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      Yes, I did try this before and had issues with it accessing the outside world, I think I have figured that out now.

  8. Hennie Hennie

    Thank you for your time and effort to make these easy to understand guides for a non-native english speaker like myself.

    If you could make a guide to install PiHole in Docker, that would be awesome.

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      I have struggled with getting Pi Hole to work.. I use the built in DHCP server to dish out IP addresses on my network as my ISP’s router doesn’t let me change the DNS server to my preferred one (quad9). The issue I have is that the Synology DHCP package reserves port 53 which means pi hole cant use the port which is essential as this is the default port used to listen for DNS requests. I then attempted to use Pi Holes built in DHCP server and none of my devices could get on the network unless I specified an IP address for them… so still working on getting this sorted, the actual PiHole container is pretty straightforward to setup though.

  9. Milly Milly

    I would love to see a tutorial on getting Jackett working through Docker. Especially in combination with the container that has the old jackett and the latest version.

    Thanks for all of your effort!

    • Dr_Frankenstein Dr_Frankenstein

      I have Jackett running so this certainly could be a tutorial. With most of the docker images you follow a very similar setup.

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